Meet our International Crew: Dr. Mark Shrime

[:en]Wait…he’s a surgeon, a researcher AND a former contestant on American Ninja Warrior? That’s right. Meet Mark Shrime. This otolaryngologist (ear, nose and throat doctor) heard about Mercy Ships back in 2006 through a friend of a friend. In-between fellowships, he decided to apply. “I was accepted, spent six months on the ship in Liberia […]

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Meet our Superheros: David

[:en]“David,” a name that means, “Dearly loved.” This boy and his mother sat under a white canopy, waiting to be called. The idea of help from this large hospital ship was becoming more and more promising…just a few more steps, nurses, forms to go. Nervous anticipation should have been tempered by exhaustion from their persistent […]

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Meet our Canadian Crew: Heather Bos

[:en] Five months prior to coming on board, Heather Bos had no idea Mercy Ships even existed. But her close friend and parents soon remedied that: all three knew that she’d be interested, given her easygoing nature, adventurous spirit, and love for people. Her medical expertise was the icing on the cake, making Heather a […]

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National Geographic Presents the Surgery Ship

[:en]Join Mercy us at the Roxy Theatre in Victoria, BC on March 24th @ 7PM for a community pre-screening of The Surgery Ship Episode 1: the Power of Yes and No. The eight part National Geographic series follows the work of Mercy Ships, volunteers, patients and life in West Africa. The first episode will follow […]

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Catching up with Jane: the HOPE Centre

[:en] My first experience with the Hope Centre involved a renovation in Sierra Leone in 2011. Having arrived from our five week crew training in Texas, our group entered a large warehouse-type building to begin our field service -before the Africa Mercy arrived in Freetown. Fortunately, we had a number of skilled tradesmen among us…but the rest […]

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Leopold Gets A Clear Vision Of The Future

[:en]“I couldn’t see anything. They had to take my hand for me to go the bathroom, to use the shower. I couldn’t do anything by myself.” Leopold waved his hands as he spoke, adding, “I always had to depend on somebody else.”  Two years ago, cataracts began to cloud Leopold’s vision. Soon, they took over […]

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Catching up with Jane: International Women’s Day 2017

[:en]Today on International Women’s Day we are celebrating women around the world who are being bold for change! We see a constant stream of strong, kind and successful women come and go from the Africa Mercy, and today I am honoring my friend Christina Fast, a Sterile Processing Educator, who has made safer surgery possible for […]

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Meet our International Crew: Nate Claus

[:en]Like most people, Nate Claus finished high school without a clear vision for his future. When he signed up for a Discipleship Training School (DTS) aboard the Mercy Ship Anastasis, he was hoping to learn more about God, get a taste of working overseas, and start to answer that nagging question: what was he meant […]

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